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    Winter Capital of Bhutan

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    An old hardworking Bhutanese Woman

  • Dances of Bhutan

    Bhutanese festival dancer.

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    Black-necked Crane at Phobjikha Valley

Bumthang Cultural Trek

This 7-days trek is named because the opportunities to visit villages and Lhakhangs are greater than on most other treks in Bhutan. Though it is a short trek, the Bumthang trek is strenuous because it involves a climb to Phephe La (3360 m). This is a popular Trek.

Day 01: Arrive Paro (By Druk Air) – Drive to Thimphu
Day 02: Thimphu – Bumthang
Day 03: Jakar – Nagang Lakhang
Day 04: Ngang Lhakang – Ugyenchholing
Day 05: Ugenchholing – Jakar
Day 06: Bumthang – Paro
Day 07: Departure

Day 01. Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight)
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your tour guide representive from our company will receive you at the airport with Tashi Khadar and then drive to Thimphu. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Thimphu.

Day 02.  Thimphu – Bumthang
(9 hrs drive). After breakfast, drive to Bumthang. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Bumthang.

Day 03. Jakar – Nagang Lakhang
The trek route follows the Chamkhar Chu river, coming across many villages and temples. This is a very easy and relaxing day. Arrive at the village camp at the altitude of 2900 meters. Walking time around 6 hours.

Day 04: Ngang Lhakang – Ugyenchholing
The trail ascends gradually towards the Phephe la pass, going through the forest of junipers, until you arrive at the pass at an altitude 3340 meters. After the pass descend to Tang Valley, finally arriving at Ugyenchholing village. Camp by the side of the river at the altitude of 2850 meters. Walking time 7-8 hours.

Day 05. Ugenchholing – Jakar
Morning walk up to the Ugyenchholing dzong and the surrounding village, then drive to Jakar following the Tang chu river until you arrive at the main road junction. On the way visit the Membertsho Lake, where Terton Pemalingpa, the reincarnation of guru Padmasambava is supposed to have discovered religious treasure in the 12th century. This lake is very sacred and is visited by many Bhutanese during auspicious days to offer butter lamps. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06.  Bumthang – Paro
One day Drive to reach Paro. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Paro.

Day 07. Departure.
Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.

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